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Managing Voluntary Sport Organizations - Leigh Robinson

Managing Voluntary Sport Organizations

By: Leigh Robinson (Editor), Dick Palmer (Editor)

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Published: 27th September 2010
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Contemporary sport could not function without the involvement of voluntary organizations, from local grass-roots clubs to international agencies such as the International Olympic Committee. Management of this sector continues to undergo profound change, largely in response to the challenges of professionalization and increasing expectations in terms of transparency, accountability and ethical behaviour. This book fills a significant gap in the literature on sport management by setting out the principles and practices necessary for effective management of voluntary sport organizations around the world.

In addition to applying and adapting established management strategies and techniques to voluntary sport organizations, this book is the first to fully relate mainstream organizational theory to this important sector of sport management. With contributions from an international team of researchers and management practitioners, the book explores key functional areas such as:

  • governance
  • strategy and planning
  • human resources
  • finance
  • managing change
  • marketing
  • event management
  • risk management.

Each chapter discusses best practice and includes case study material, self test questions and guides to further reading. As the only book to outline a professional, theoretically informed and practically focused curriculum for voluntary sport management, this book is essential reading for all students of sport management and all managers working in or alongside the voluntary sector.

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xii
Introducing The Voluntary sport Sectorp. 1
The Voluntary sport Sectorp. 3
The Operating Environment of Voluntary Sport Organisationsp. 19
Governance of voluntary sport organisationsp. 33
The Management of Voluntary Sport Organisationsp. 49
Strategic Management And Planningp. 51
Managing Human Resourcesp. 70
Managing Financesp. 99
Performance Managementp. 121
The Management of Changep. 139
Managing Marketingp. 156
Event Managementp. 177
Issues In The Management of Voluntary Sport Organisationsp. 197
The Legal Dimensionp. 199
Risk Management And Protectionp. 228
Information Technology And Voluntary Sport Organisationsp. 239
The Future of Management In Voluntary Sport Organisationsp. 257
Referencesp. 265
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780415489454
ISBN-10: 0415489458
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 27th September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1